- Tesla Canada cuts prices of all models by 19.5%
- Seres SERES 5 enters the European market, equipped with a semi-solid battery
- Akio Toyoda: "Electric vehicle business must be profitable"
- Avita released its second product in Q2, targeting medium and large sedans
- Pure electric version and hydrogen version AE86 concept car debut
- Mustang, RS3, M240i, Golf R Drag Race Comparison
- Mazda MX-30 R-EV with rotary engine
- Huawei and Jiangqi cooperate to develop a new generation of electric vehicle platform
- Honda Korea will allow users to buy vehicles online
- The second-hand car market does not accept Tesla? A loss of 40,000
Tesla Canada cuts prices of all models by 19.5%
According to news from Fenghuang.com, the DriveTeslaCanada website reported on the 13th that Tesla has lowered the prices of all models in Canada.
- The price of the rear-drive version was reduced by 11.3% from 61,980 Canadian dollars to 54,990 Canadian dollars (approximately 276,500 yuan);
- The high-performance version was lowered by 13.1% from 83,990 Canadian dollars to 72,990 Canadian dollars (about 367,000 yuan).
- The long-endurance version is reduced by 19.5% from 86,990 Canadian dollars to 69,990 Canadian dollars (approximately 351,900 yuan);
- The high-performance version is 83,990 Canadian dollars, down 13.1% to 72,990 Canadian dollars (approximately 367,000 yuan);
- Model S is reduced by 10.2% from 136,990 Canadian dollars to 122,990 Canadian dollars (approximately 618,400 yuan);
- The Model S Plaid version was reduced by 16% from 178,590 to 149,990 Canadian dollars (approximately 898,000 yuan);
- The Model X long-range version has been reduced by 9.5% from 157,990 Canadian dollars to 142,990 Canadian dollars (approximately 719,000 yuan);
- The Model X Plaid version was reduced by 15.4% from 185,590 Canadian dollars to 156,990 Canadian dollars (approximately 789,400 yuan).
Prior to this, Tesla had already slashed prices in China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Australia and other markets. Tesla's price cuts in China range from 6% to 13.5%, and if discounts for the same period are added, the drop can reach 13% to 24%.
Seres SERES 5 enters the European market, equipped with a semi-solid battery
On January 13, Zhang Zhengping, chairman of Seres, said at the Brussels Motor Show that Seres SERES 5 will enter the European market.
In Europe, Seres SERES 5 will have 3 models: rear-wheel drive standard version, four-wheel drive advanced version, and four-wheel drive flagship version. ten thousand yuan.
Among them, the pure electric vehicle will use two types of batteries, a 90kWh semi-solid battery and an 80kWh lithium iron phosphate battery, with a maximum cruising range of 530km (WLTP). According to the plan, SERES 5 will be delivered in March this year.
Akio Toyoda: "Electric vehicle business must be profitable"
On January 14, Toyota President Akio Toyoda said at the Tokyo Modification Show that the company is considering developing a common platform that can be used to manufacture various electric vehicles.
"Electric vehicles need to be independent of existing models," said Akio Toyoda, noting that the current trend is not to transform existing models into electric vehicles.
However, Toyota's current electric vehicle platform is redesigned based on the existing fuel vehicle platform. Due to the high prices of components such as batteries, the profits of electric models of traditional car companies are usually not as good as those of fuel vehicles. A new platform optimized based on standardized components for electric vehicles will not only increase production, but also save costs in the long run.
Akio Toyoda said that the company has begun to prepare for the 2030 goal. In his view, although it is very difficult to make electric vehicles profitable, "but this is what we must do."
Avita released its second product in Q2, targeting medium and large sedans
On January 13, at the Avita 2023 Channel Partner Conference, it was officially announced that the Avita 11 rear-drive version will be launched this year, and the second product – a new medium and large sedan (internal code name E12) will be released, impacting the whole year 100,000 order target.
Regarding the future, Avita revealed that it has started the planning and research of CHN 2.0, and plans to release 2 new models in 2024, which is expected to complete the strategic planning goal of "4 years and 4 vehicles" in 2025 ahead of schedule.
At present, Avita 11 has been stationed in some offline Huawei flagship stores, but if you plan to go to Huawei stores to see cars, the probability of seeing them will be higher.
Pure electric version and hydrogen version AE86 concept car debut
At the Tokyo Modified Motor Show, Toyota showed two concept cars, AE86 BEV and AE86 H2, which are pure electric version and hydrogen-powered version. Whether it is the exterior or the interior, it retains the design of the classic model.
Among the hydrogen-powered H2 models, we can see the classic flip headlights, and in the front cabin, it is equipped with a 4A-GEU engine, but the interior has undergone special improvements to meet the needs of hydrogen fuel use, and from Toyota Mirai's hydrogen storage tank is set at the rear of the car.
In the field of new energy, the "old car" made by Toyota is even more interesting than the "new car".
Mustang, RS3, M240i, Golf R Drag Race Comparison
Youtube CAR channel released a video comparing Mustang, Audi RS3, BMW M240i, and Volkswagen Golf R in the quarter-mile drag race. Who do you think is the winner? The answer is hidden in the video.
Let me talk about the background first, the Mustang here uses a 5.0L eight-cylinder engine, the Audi RS3 2.5T five-cylinder engine, the BMW M240i 3.0T six-cylinder engine, and the Volkswagen Golf R uses a 2.0T four-cylinder engine.
Spoiler alert, the first car to pass the line beat its opponent with a score of 12.0s. Can you guess who it is?
Mazda MX-30 R-EV with rotary engine
Recently, the official image of Mazda MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV was released. Its appearance is similar to the fuel version of MX-30. This is a model driven by an electric motor. It uses an extended-range power system similar to Nissan e-POWER. The WLTP battery life in pure electric mode is 85 kilometers, and it is equipped with a 50L fuel tank.
Here comes the point, its range extender comes from a rotary engine. This 830cc displacement rotary engine has a high compression ratio of 11.9:1, a peak power of 55kW and a peak torque of 116 Nm. In addition, the peak power of the drive motor is 125kW and the peak torque is 260 Nm.
Such a pure electric cruising range is still a bit weaker than some competitive domestic brands. By the way, the last time we saw a rotary engine, it was on the Mazda RX-8 released more than a decade ago.
Huawei and Jiangqi cooperate to develop a new generation of electric vehicle platform
Recently, the WeChat public account "Feixi Release" announced that Yu Aihua, member of the Standing Committee of the Anhui Provincial Party Committee and secretary of the Hefei Municipal Party Committee, and Yu Chengdong, Huawei's executive director, had in-depth discussions at Bantian Base to promote cooperation between Huawei terminals and Jiangqi Group. The two parties will jointly develop a new generation of high-end smart electric vehicle platform technology in Feixi based on Huawei's capabilities in the field of smart car components.
Currently Feixi County is located in Hefei City, Anhui Province, and the full name of Jiangqi Group is "Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Co., Ltd." This time, Weilai, which is also located in Hefei, feels the pressure, right? As for Wenjie, Huawei didn't just put its eggs in one basket.
Honda Korea will allow users to buy vehicles online
South Korea's "Central Daily" reported on January 13 that Honda Korea will provide users with online car purchase services starting from the first half of this year.
Honda Korea CEO Li Jihong said at the New Year's media symposium that "a platform for online purchase of Honda vehicles will be launched." After the introduction of the online platform, the "One Price Policy" will also be adopted in terms of pricing, providing the same price to all users.
In addition to this online car shopping platform, Honda Korea will also launch the Accord and the new CR-V in Korea this year.
This is the second online car buying platform launched by Honda after Australia.
The second-hand car market does not accept Tesla? A loss of 40,000
At the beginning of the new year, Tesla's "diving" price cuts caused car owners in many places to start defending their rights. In fact, not only car owners but also second-hand car dealers were injured.
According to upstream news reports, recently, the slogan "No Tesla" erected at the entrance of the Xiaohammer second-hand car market near Panyu Park in Guangzhou has attracted attention.
Mr. Wen, the person in charge of the second-hand car market, responded: "Tesla's cost performance is not enough to support its price. I personally think there is still a long downside. The peers who buy Tesla basically lose money on average for a car." 30,000 to 40,000."
In fact, Mr. Wen stopped accepting Teslas from April and May 2022, and this slogan was also used from that time.
Mr. Wen said: "Second-hand car dealers accept Tesla. Personally, I think the commercial risk factor is very high, because Tesla's cost performance is not enough to support its price."
So, the version answer is to buy a second-hand Tesla?
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